American Commissioner Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco says the league has no plans to add a member to replace Connecticut when the school leaves to join the Big East.

UConn’s return to the Big East was announced last month, but when it departs from the American and how much it will have to pay in exit fees still must be negotiated. Both sides would prefer the transition to happen after this school year.

The move will leave the conference with 11 football members. Aresco said the American is not targeting any schools to add, but it is open to a school that could add value to the conference. The American has already discussed plans to abandon its division format in football and match its top two teams in the standings in its champion game.

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